Ivan is the General Manager of Accelerators across the Americas West region. He oversees all Techstars accelerator programs in the US western region currently operating in Minneapolis, Austin, Kansas City, Denver, Boulder, Seattle, Los Angeles and the Anywhere program (virtual). The verticals covered include Voice Powered Technology, Food and Agriculture, Social Impact, Music, Space, Healthcare, FinTech, Sustainability and several horizontally focused City programs.

Ivan has over 25 years of global executive leadership experience in business development, marketing and technology. He has led teams in mobile technology, fiber optic networks, cloud services, e-commerce, video streaming, IP licensing, gaming SaaS, procurement, media and entertainment in the North and South America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining Techstars Ivan built the strategic partners business for Merch by Amazon creating the largest merchandise print on demand business worldwide working with over 400 major brand partners ranging from YouTube celebrities to The Walt Disney Company. He also has led customer operations for Source{d}, CEO of his ecommerce startup Wauwaa and led business development for Red Bull Media House, Disney, Sony Pictures and managed some of the largest telecommunications network build outs with Vodafone, KPN, Telefonica and LambdaNet (Cogent). His career started in the US military during the height of the Cold War. On top of these career milestones Ivan has started 7 companies ranging from contemporary art festivals to an exclusive whisky tasting and retail business with a few really crazy ideas in between.

Ivan holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering and has completed the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation (PON) executive training.